United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in global ministries. Small study groups or circles meet monthly. The general meeting offers informative and inspirational programs.
United Methodist Women Circles
If you are interested in attending one of the circles listed below, the church office can have one of the United Methodist Women officers contact you.
|Group Name||Meeting Times||Meeting Location|
|Common Threads||2nd Mondays 9:30 - Noon||Room 12|
|Common Threads||4th Mondays 9:30-4:00p.m.||Room 12|
|Enice Bowen||2nd Tuesdays 9:45 a.m.||Room 16|
|Mary Ellen Whitfield||2nd Mondays 7:00 p.m.||Room 16|
|Ogden-by-the-Sea||3rd Thursdays 7:00 p.m.||Members' Homes|
|SALT Life||1st Tuesdays 6:30 pm||Room 212|
- October 29, 2016 – Fall Fundraiser – Bake Sale, Craft Sale, Tag Sale in the CLC Gym from 8 am to 1 pm. All funds from this fundraiser support the Methodist Women’s missions, locally and globally.
- December 3, 2016 – Breakfast with Santa
UMW Sunday 2016 was a great success with a wonderful message given by LaNella Smith, Conference UMW President. Our UMW members served in all capacities for each service demonstrating their dedication to our Church and God. Special Mission Recognition Pins were awarded to Ambie Hower and Charles George for their ongoing service to Pine Valley.
We continue to encourage you to read a book a month for the UMW Reading Program.
January First by Michael Schofield is truly one of the most compelling books that you may read this year. This is the true story of a father’s soul-bearing memoir of the daily challenges and unwavering commitment to save his daughter from the edge of insanity. At six years old, Jani is diagnosed with child-onset schizophrenia. I did not originally purchase this book for the UMW library as I felt that it would be a depressing read. After a friend highly recommended it, I had trouble putting it down as I found myself eager to find out how this family was able to overcome such drastic hardships. This book is about a journey out of darkness and into the light. In Michael’s words, “But this is what faith truly is. I believe in God and I believe we were given Jani for a reason. This is just our challenge.” By reading this Nurturing for Community reading category book I hope that you will come to the realization that whatever your “illness” is, it does not define you or your loved ones.
The 2016 UMW Directory has been published so if you haven’t received your copy, please see your Circle Chairman or call Meg Smith.